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Curious about what books will be released in the months ahead so you can pre-order or reserve them? Then click on the months below.

Please note we have not included every book that is coming out, but rather some that caught our eye --- and that we thought should catch yours as well.

May 2017

Hardcover

Ernest Hemingway: A Biography by Mary V. Dearborn - Biography, Nonfiction

Knopf | 9780307594679 | Published May 16, 2017

Here is a revelatory look into the life and work of Ernest Hemingway, considered in his time to be the greatest living American novelist and short-story writer, winner of the 1953 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954. Mary Dearborn's biography gives the richest and most nuanced portrait to date of this complex, enigmatically unique American artist, whose same uncontrollable demons that inspired and drove him throughout his life undid him at the end, and whose seven novels and six short-story collections informed --- and are still informing --- fiction writing generations after his death.

Evensong by Kate Southwood - Family, Family Life, Fiction

W. W. Norton & Company | 9780393608595 | Published May 16, 2017

Margaret Maguire --- a widow and grandmother, home from the hospital in time for Christmas --- is no longer able to ignore the consequences of having married an imperious and arrogant man. Despite her efforts to be a good wife and mother in small-town Iowa, her adult children are now strangers to one another, past hope of reconciliation. Margaret’s granddaughter could be the one to break the cycle, but she can’t do it without Margaret’s help. It’s time to take stock, to examine the past --- even time for Margaret to call herself to account.

Exit Strategy: A Nick Mason Novel by Steve Hamilton - Crime, Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

G.P. Putnam's Sons | 9780399574382 | Published May 16, 2017

Nick Mason has been given a true mission impossible: Infiltrate WITSEC, the top-secret federal witness-protection program that has never been compromised, locate the three men who put his boss Darius Cole behind bars for life, and kill them. But first he has to find them and the clock is ticking. Cole is appealing his conviction, and these witnesses are either his ticket to freedom or the final nail in his coffin. If they testify, Darius Cole will never step foot in the outside world again. If they are killed, he will walk out a free man. Mason finds himself being hunted by the very man he replaced, the ruthless assassin who once served, then betrayed, Darius Cole. Rather than waiting to be Mason's next victim, he has escaped witness protection to hunt down and kill Mason himself.

Full Wolf Moon by Lincoln Child - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Doubleday | 9780385531429 | Published May 16, 2017

Jeremy Logan is an "enigmalogist," an investigator who specializes in analyzing phenomena that have no obvious explanation. He travels to an isolated writers' retreat deep in the Adirondacks to finally work on his book when the remote community is rocked by the grisly discovery of a dead hiker on Desolation Mountain. The body has been severely mauled, but the unusual savagery of the bite and claw marks call into question the initial suspicions of a wild bear attack. When Logan is asked to help investigate, he discovers no shortage of suspects capable of such an attack --- and no shortage of locals willing to point the finger and spread incredible rumors. One rumor, too impossible to believe, has even the forest ranger believing in werewolves.

G-Man: A Bob Lee Swagger Novel by Stephen Hunter - Adventure, Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Blue Rider Press | 9780399574603 | Published May 16, 2017

Bob Lee Swagger has finally decided to sell the family homestead, but when the developers begin to tear down the house, they uncover a strongbox hidden in the foundation. Enclosed is an array of memorabilia dating back to 1934 --- a much-corroded federal lawman’s badge, a .45 automatic, a mysterious gun part, and a cryptic diagram --- all belonging to Charles Swagger, a World War I hero and sheriff of Polk County, Arkansas. Fascinated and puzzled by these newly discovered artifacts, Bob is determined to find out what happened to his grandfather. But he soon learns that someone is following him and shares his obsession with finding out what Charles Swagger really left behind.

It's Always the Husband by Michele Campbell - Fiction, Mystery, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

St. Martin's Press | 9781250081803 | Published May 16, 2017

Kate, Aubrey and Jenny first met as college roommates and soon became inseparable, despite being as different as three women can be. As an unlikely friendship formed, the three of them swore they would always be there for each other. But 20 years later, one of them is standing at the edge of a bridge, and someone is urging her to jump. How did it come to this? Kate married the gorgeous party boy, Aubrey married up, and Jenny married the boy next door. But how can these three women love and hate each other? Can feelings this strong lead to murder? When one of them dies under mysterious circumstances, will everyone assume, as is often the case, that it’s always the husband?

Lou: Fifty Years of Kicking Dirt, Playing Hard, and Winning Big in the Sweet Spot of Baseball by Lou Piniella with Bill Madden - Memoir, Nonfiction, Sports

Harper | 9780062660794 | Published May 16, 2017

For nearly five decades, Lou Piniella has been a fixture in Major League Baseball, as an outfielder with the legendary New York Yankees of the 1970s, and as a manager for five teams in both the American and National leagues. With respected veteran sportswriter Bill Madden, Piniella now reflects on his storied career, offering fans a glimpse of life on the field, in the dugout and inside the clubhouse.

New Boy by Tracy Chevalier - Fiction

Hogarth | 9780553447637 | Published May 16, 2017

Arriving at his fifth school in as many years, diplomat’s son Osei Kokote knows he needs an ally if he is to survive his first day --- so he’s lucky to hit it off with Dee, the most popular girl in school. But one student can’t stand to witness this budding relationship: Ian decides to destroy the friendship between the black boy and the golden girl. By the end of the day, the school and its key players --- teachers and pupils alike --- will never be the same again. The tragedy of Othello is transposed to a 1970s suburban Washington schoolyard, where kids fall in and out of love with each other before lunchtime, and practice a casual racism picked up from their parents and teachers.

No Middle Name: The Complete Collected Jack Reacher Short Stories by Lee Child - Fiction, Short Stories, Suspense, Thriller

Delacorte Press | 9780399593574 | Published May 16, 2017

Get ready for the ultimate Jack Reacher experience: a thrilling new novella and 11 previously published stories, together for the first time in one pulse-pounding collection from #1 New York Times bestselling author Lee Child. NO MIDDLE NAME begins with “Too Much Time,” a brand-new work of short fiction that finds Reacher in a hollowed-out town in Maine, where he witnesses a random bag-snatching but sees much more than a simple crime.

Papi: My Story by David Ortiz and Michael Holley - Memoir, Nonfiction, Sports

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | 9780544814615 | Published May 16, 2017

Looking back at the end of his legendary career, Ortiz opens up fully for the first time about his last two decades in the game. Ortiz talks colorfully about his journey, from his poor upbringing in the Dominican Republic to when the expansion Florida Marlins passed up a chance to sign him due to what was essentially tennis elbow.. Readers go behind the scenes for the many milestones of his Red Sox career. Along the way, he was tainted by the infamous banned substances list in 2009; he used his passion and place to fortify a city devastated by the Boston Marathon bombings; and he dominated pitchers right up through his retirement season at age 40. He was a champion who rallied a team, a city and a sport in a way that no one will ever forget.  

Rise and Shine, Benedict Stone by Phaedra Patrick - Fiction

Park Row Books | 9780778319993 | Published May 16, 2017

In the quiet village of Noon Sun, Benedict Stone has settled into a complacent and predictable routine. Business at his jewelry shop has dried up, and his marriage is on the rocks. But then a surprise arrives at his door. Gemma is Benedict's audacious teenage niece --- the daughter of his estranged brother, Charlie. The two Stone brothers had a falling out and haven't spoken in almost two decades, since Charlie left for America. Reckless and stubborn, Gemma invites herself into Benedict's world and turns his orderly life upside down. But she might just be exactly what he needs to get his life back on track.

Same Beach, Next Year by Dorothea Benton Frank - Fiction, Women's Fiction

William Morrow | 9780062390783 | Published May 16, 2017

A chance meeting on the Isle of Palms brings former sweethearts Adam Stanley and Eve Landers together again. Their respective spouses, Eliza and Carl, fight sparks of jealousy flaring from their imagined rekindling of old flames. As Adam and Eve get caught up on their lives, their partners strike up a deep friendship of their own. Year after year, Adam, Eliza, Eve and Carl eagerly await their reunion at Wild Dunes, a condominium complex at the island’s tip end, where they grow closer with each passing day. The devotion and love they share will help them weather the vagaries of time and enrich their lives as circumstances change, their children grow up and leave home, and their twilight years approach.

Secrets in Summer by Nancy Thayer - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Ballantine Books | 9781101967072 | Published May 16, 2017

Memorial Day weekend means that seasonal visitors have descended on the glamorous island of Nantucket. Year-round resident Darcy Cotterill will be hitting the beach and meeting her new summertime neighbors. But the last person she expects to see staying next door is her ex-husband, Boyz, along with his wife, Autumn, and stepdaughter Willow. Darcy must also navigate the highs and lows of a new romantic relationship with local carpenter Nash Forester, even as she becomes smitten with handsome vacationer Clive Rush, a musicologist in town to write a book and visit family. And she finds herself pulled into the concerns of Boyz, Autumn, a charming elderly neighbor and an at-risk teen.

Testimony by Scott Turow - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Grand Central Publishing | 9781455553549 | Published May 16, 2017

When former prosecutor Bill ten Boom is tapped by the International Criminal Court --- an organization charged with prosecuting crimes against humanity --- he feels drawn to what will become the most elusive case of his career. Over 10 years ago, in the apocalyptic chaos following the Bosnian war, an entire Roma refugee camp vanished. Now for the first time, a witness has stepped forward: Ferko Rincic claims that armed men marched the camp's Gypsy residents to a cave in the middle of the night --- and then with a hand grenade set off an avalanche, burying 400 people alive. Only Ferko survived. Boom's task is to examine Ferko's claims and determine who might have massacred the Roma.

The Awkward Age by Francesca Segal - Fiction

Riverhead Books | 9780399576454 | Published May 16, 2017

Julia Alden has fallen deeply and unexpectedly in love. American obstetrician James is everything she didn't know she wanted --- if only her teenage daughter, Gwen, didn't hate him so much. Uniting two households is never easy, but when Gwen turns for comfort to James' 17-year-old son, Nathan, the consequences will test her mother's loyalty and threaten all their fragile new happiness.

The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich - Memoir, Nonfiction, True Crime

Flatiron Books | 9781250080547 | Published May 16, 2017

Before Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich begins a summer job at a law firm in Louisiana, working to help defend men accused of murder, she thinks her position is clear. The child of two lawyers, she is staunchly anti-death penalty. But the moment convicted murderer Ricky Langley’s face flashes on the screen as she reviews old tapes --- the moment she hears him speak of his crimes --- she is overcome with the feeling of wanting him to die. Shocked by her reaction, she digs deeper and deeper into the case. Something in his story is unsettlingly, uncannily familiar. By examining the details of Ricky’s case, she is forced to face her own story, to unearth long-buried family secrets, and reckon with a past that colors her view of Ricky's crime. 

The Scribe of Siena by Melodie Winawer - Fiction

Touchstone | 9781501152252 | Published May 16, 2017

Equal parts transporting love story and gripping historical conspiracy --- think THE GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING meets OUTLANDER --- debut author Melodie Winawer takes readers deep into medieval Italy, where the past and present blur and a 21st-century woman will discover a plot to destroy Siena.

Wedding Toasts I'll Never Give by Ada Calhoun - Essays, Marriage, Memoir, Nonfiction, Relationships

W. W. Norton & Company | 9780393254792 | Published May 16, 2017


We hear plenty about whether or not to get married, but much less about what it takes to stay married. Clichés around marriage --- eternal bliss, domestic harmony, soul mates --- leave out the real stuff. After marriage you may still want to sleep with other people. Sometimes your partner will bore the hell out of you. And when stuck paying for your spouse’s mistakes, you might miss being single. In WEDDING TOASTS I’LL NEVER GIVE, Ada Calhoun presents an unflinching but also loving portrait of her own marriage, opening a long-overdue conversation about the institution as it truly is.

You Were Here by Gian Sardar - Fiction, Gothic, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

G.P. Putnam's Sons | 9780399575006 | Published May 16, 2017

Death, accidental and early, has always been Abby Walters's preoccupation. Now thirty-three and eager to settle down with her commitment-shy boyfriend, a recurring dream from her past returns: a paralyzing nightmare of being buried alive. But this time the dream reveals a name from her family's past. Looking for answers, Abby returns home to small-town Minnesota for the first time in fourteen years. When Abby tries on her grandmother's mesmerizing diamond ring, a ring she always dreamed would be hers, she discovers a cryptic note long hidden beneath the box's velvet lining. As she begins to uncover the traces of a love triangle gone shockingly wrong nearly seventy years before, we, too, see that the layers of our lives may echo a past we’ve never known.

A Good Country by Laleh Khadivi - Fiction

Bloomsbury USA | 9781632865847 | Published May 23, 2017

Laguna Beach, California, 2010. Alireza Courdee, a 14-year-old straight-A student and chemistry whiz, takes his first hit of pot. In as long as it takes to inhale and exhale, he is transformed from the high-achieving son of Iranian immigrants into a happy-go-lucky stoner. For the first time, Reza --- now Rez --- feels like an American teen. But then he changes again, falling out with the bad boy surfers and in with a group of kids more awake to the world around them, who share his background, and whose ideas fill him with a very different sense of purpose. Within a year, Reza and his girlfriend are making their way to Syria to be part of a Muslim nation rising from the ashes of the civil war.

Black Mad Wheel by Josh Malerman - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Ecco | 9780062259684 | Published May 23, 2017

The Danes --- the band known as the “Darlings of Detroit” --- are washed up and desperate for inspiration, eager to once again have a number one hit. That is, until an agent from the US Army approaches them. Will they travel to an African desert and track down the source of a mysterious and malevolent sound? The Danes embark on a harrowing journey through the scorching desert. Meanwhile, in a nondescript Midwestern hospital, a nurse named Ellen tends to a patient recovering from a near-fatal accident. The circumstances that led to his injuries are mysterious—and his body heals at a remarkable rate. Ellen will do the impossible for this enigmatic patient, who reveals more about his accident with each passing day.

Chemistry by Weike Wang - Fiction

Knopf | 9781524731748 | Published May 23, 2017

Laguna Beach, California, 2010. Alireza Courdee, a 14-year-old straight-A student and chemistry whiz, takes his first hit of pot. In as long as it takes to inhale and exhale, he is transformed from the high-achieving son of Iranian immigrants into a happy-go-lucky stoner. For the first time, Reza --- now Rez --- feels like an American teen. But then he changes again, falling out with the bad boy surfers and in with a group of kids more awake to the world around them, who share his background, and whose ideas fill him with a very different sense of purpose. Within a year, Reza and his girlfriend are making their way to Syria to be part of a Muslim nation rising from the ashes of the civil war.

Dragon Teeth by Michael Crichton - Adventure, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Harper | 9780062473356 | Published May 23, 2017

In 1876, two monomaniacal paleontologists pillage the Wild West, hunting for dinosaur fossils, while surveilling, deceiving and sabotaging each other in a rivalry that will come to be known as the Bone Wars. Into this treacherous territory plunges the arrogant and entitled William Johnson, a Yale student who has joined world-renowned paleontologist Othniel Charles Marsh on his latest expedition. But when the paranoid and secretive Marsh becomes convinced that William is spying for his nemesis, Edwin Drinker Cope, he abandons him in Cheyenne, Wyoming, a locus of crime and vice. William is forced to join forces with Cope and soon stumbles upon a discovery of historic proportions.

Enemy of the Good by Matthew Palmer - Espionage, Fiction, Political Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

G.P. Putnam's Sons | 9780399175022 | Published May 23, 2017

Katarina “Kate” Hollister is a second-generation Foreign Service officer, recently assigned to Kyrgyzstan. Kate is a Foreign Service brat who attended high school in the region; her uncle is the U.S. ambassador to the country, and he pulled a few strings to get her assigned to his mission. U.S.–Kyrgyz relations are at a critical juncture. The negotiations are controversial in the United States because of the Kyrgyz regime’s abysmal human-rights record.  Kate’s uncle assigns her to infiltrate an underground democracy movement that has been sabotaging Kyrgyz security services and regime supporters. But it soon becomes clear that nothing about Kate’s mission is as it seems...and that she might need to lay her life on the line for what she knows is right.

Isadora by Amelia Gray - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Farrar, Straus and Giroux | 9780374279981 | Published May 23, 2017

In 1913, the restless world sat on the brink of unimaginable suffering. But for one woman, the darkness of a new era had already made itself at home. Isadora Duncan would come to be known as the mother of modern dance, but in the spring of 1913 she was a grieving mother, after a freak accident in Paris resulted in the drowning death of her two young children. The accident cracked Isadora’s life in two: on one side, the brilliant young talent who captivated audiences the world over; on the other, a heartbroken mother spinning dangerously on the edge of sanity.